Friday, July 10, 2009

Pennsylvania Sen. Daylin Leach Introduces Marriage Equality Legislation

The very pro-LGBT Sen. Daylin Leach introduced marriage equality Senate Bill 935 Thursday which would change the legal definition of marriage in Pennsylvania to "a civil contract between two people who enter into matrimony."

Currently, the state's law defines marriage as "a civil contract by which one man and one woman take each other for husband and wife."

Sen. Leach, well-known for his amazing rebuttal against Sen. Eichelberger and his "we allow gays to exist" argument to support his dueling anti-marriage equality legislation, has been able to get more senators to back the bill, including Sen. Jim Ferlo.

See more of his speech.

"Marriage is a fundamental bedrock of our society," Leach said. "It is good for society for both straight and gay people to be married. Married people are more healthy, successful, and productive."

The legislation would also allow Pennsylvania to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states.

Here is a copy of the full bill.

PA Marriage Equality Senate Bill 935

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